Thursday, December 18, 2014

Walking With Dinosaurs the Arena Spectacular Live at the Tacoma Dome - Review

After having been able to get up close and personal with  baby T-Rex from the Walking with Dinosaurs Arena Spectacular , I wrote in my last post how excited I was to be able to see the live show.

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of doing just that on the opening night at the Tacoma Dome. In a word ? WOW!   The show was fantastic! 

This show really is visually stunning.  Think award winning cinematography translated to a live performance and you'll have an understanding of the caliber of this performance,    

These fantastically authentic looking massive creatures  roaming about in their "habitat"  transported us to another era.  The accompanying lights, music and sound effects all helped  set the scene so effectively.
The paleontologist narrator was quite engaging, narrating just enough but then taking the time to let the animals "just be" and the audience to observe.  He dotted his narration with bits of humor throughout and the show flowed well from beginning to end.

My kids and I really were wowed.  I can't say enough about how delightful this show is. It's unlike any live performance I've seen and is quite an experience.

This really is a can't miss!  So go get your tickets now (and don't forget to use the discount codes from my previous post )

Walking with Dinosaurs is at the Tacoma Dome through 12/21. 

These picture don't even do justice to the magnificence that is Walking With Dinosaurs Live

Disclosure: I was provided complimentary tickets in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. No compensation was received for this post. 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Walking with Dinosaurs: Baby T-Rex Meet & Greet (and show discount code)

How many opportunities does one get to meet a dinosaur up close and personal ? Not many is my guess which is why when offered the opportunity, my family and I jumped at the chance.  You see baby T (T-Rex) and his lively friend Terey Summers, spokesperson for the "Walking with Dinosaurs Arena Spectacular," paid a visit to our local arena to publicize the show!

You may have heard of the show that's been performed in over 206 cities across the globe before 7.3 million people, right ?  If not, please click on the link above and familiarize yourself immediately! I'll wait...

Are you back now ? Fantastic!
Look, there's Baby T  right there. Scary right ? Nah , he was fairly harmless but may have "munched" on my husbands head for a few seconds.

Although incredibly realistic looking, I can assure you that Baby -T is not real. He is one of 24 animatronic "puppets", some weighing tons and reaching up to 36 feet in height, that comprise the "Walking with Dinosaurs" theatrical event.  Narrated by a paleontologist, the show takes the audience through what the dinosaurs went through to fight for their lives up until extinction.

Tethered to the BBC program "Walking with Dinosaurs", Ms. Summers told us that the Creature Technology company was challenged with bringing that television show to life. One year later the arena spectacular was born.

Another view of Baby -T

Meeting Baby T was truly cool. It's certainly not something one gets to do every day.  My 11 year old twins, who may have initially expected to see  something resembling Barney, were in awe after they saw him for the first time.       

I am excited to see the show and learn more about these creatures that roamed the earth billions of years ago. Ms. Summers remarked that the entire show is a one of a kind experience, " brilliantly musically scored"  she said, "This show is both educational and entertaining...appealing to anyone 3-93"

I can't wait to find out!  

If you'd like to check it out for yourself, local Seattle peeps, the show runs from December 17th - 21st at the Tacoma Dome.    Be sure to use code KIDFUN for $5.00 off price level 2 or $3 off Price level 3 (not valid on the Saturday 11 am/3pm and Sun 1 pm shows).

Disclosure: All opinions are my own. My family and I were invited to the meet and greet event in order to facilitate writing of this post. No compensation was received